All-Ireland ladies minor B round-up: Johnny Murtagh's daughter helps Kildare reach final

June 30, 2018

Former jockey Johnny Murtagh, left, pictured with his wife, Orla Murtagh, daughter Lauren Murtagh of Kildare and his parents-in-law Tipperary's Michael 'Babs' Keating and Nancy Keating after the GAA All-Ireland Minor B Ladies Football Semi-final match between Kildare and Waterford, preceding the GAA All-Ireland Minor A Ladies Football Semi-final between Cork and Dublin at MacDonagh Park in Nenagh, Tipperary. Photo by Harry Murphy/Sportsfile.

Compiled by Jackie Cahill

TIPPERARY GAA legend Michael 'Babs' Keating and son-in-law Johnny Murtagh, the revered former jockey, were interested spectators in Nenagh this afternoon as Kildare advanced to the All-Ireland Minor B ladies football final.

Murtagh's daughter Lauren picked up a second half yellow card but the Lilywhites still advanced on a 0-18 to 2-11 scoreline against Waterford at MacDonagh Park in Nenagh, prevailing by just a single point. 

Captain Neasa Dooley led by example with a six-point haul as Kildare made it through to a very first B decider, while there were other strong displays from Nanci Murphy, Sarah Doyle and Molly Aspel.

Sarah Lacey and Clodagh Carroll netted for Waterford but it's Kildare who'll face Roscommon on July 15, after Michaela McHugh's late goal sealed a 5-6 to 1-16 victory over Antrim at Monaghan Harps.

Aoife Gavin, Amy O'Connor and Louise Brady were among the goals for Roscommon in the first half, as they opened up a 4-3 to 1-5 interval lead.

But Antrim roared back and were level at 1-14 to 4-5, before McHugh settled the tie.

Roscommon, who were beaten finalists last year, will hope to go one step better when they tackle Kildare in the All-Ireland Minor B decider.

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